The UN General Assembly has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This global observance is expected to raise awareness of the importance of plant health to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen plant protection services at all levels.
The news has received great attention on the web, including on the FAO and IPPC websites:
Several statements and press releases were delivered by countries, regions and partners:
Online media that picked up the news are available below:
New links (updated as of 2nd January, 2019):